Kimono Krazy

Are you ready to go Krazy for Kimonos?

Kimonos have been the fashion hit of the summer and this Eastern trend shows no signs of slowing down.

From sleek summery silks and flowy chiffons or warm fabrics and cosy long sleeves, there is kimono to suit every weather.

 

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MARKS & SPENCER COFFEE & CREAM CHIFFON KIMONO

Kimonos are loose fitting jackets based on the traditional Japanese garment and have proved popular at music festivals for a few years but have now impacted the high street.

 

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DOROTHY PERKINS GREY KIMONO JACKET WITH DROP FRONTS

Kimonos are very versatile working as a lightweight cover up or longer versions can be belted as a dress -it can replace a staple cardigan and look fresher and modern as well as being comfortable to wear.

Any body shape or size can wear the look and it is an easy and stylish way to update an outfit – to wear it right team with slimmer wardrobe items so as not to look too boxy.

They are easily mixed and matched with many items from jeans & tee shirts to the little black dress but stick to a slim silhouette underneath – skinny jeans, shift dress or pencil skirt.

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PLUS SIZE THREADS SHEER BLUE CHIFFON KIMONO PRINTED WITH PINK FLOWERS

 

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TOMMY & KATE BOHO FLORAL BLACK CHIFFON SHORT SLEEVED KIMONO WITH COLLAR

To obtain most impact from your kimono keep to a solid colour column which also slenderises  or co-ordinate with top and wear over jeans. For warmers days go for a boho look with shorts and statement jewelry.

If you prefer plain colours, you can still address the kimono trend by looking for the clean shape and silhouette in a jacket which can be worn in the office or evening.

Whether your look is girly, edgy or anything inbetween you will find a jacket to suit.

 

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Wonder White

The all-white theme is well on trend this summer with several celebrities appearing in pristine white outfits this week. It is fresh, modern and ideal for the hottest day.

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Kim Sears crisp in white at Wimbledon

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If you do not want to go for the total look, take the edge by mixing in some grey or pastel – nude or silver look good depending on the event. Different textures in white give an added dimension but make sure the shades of white match – best checking in daylight. Or try self printed fabric with white or cream printed on white.

Team with pale pastels to tone down the white.

Team with pale pastels to tone down the white.

Trousers look fab in white as does a power dressing trouser suit,  a cream shade can take you into the Autumn.

White denim jeans look fresh and summery and they can be dressed up or down in a variety of ways.  Wear with a bright colour or classic striped or Cambrey shirt for a cool look.

Accessories can add a pop of colour or keep subtle with metallic or pastels. For a casual look mix with boho necklace but choose dainty jewellery for an understated look.

Bold red or ruby lips give a polished finish or matte and neutral make up tone well, and a tan give a real pop to a white outfit. Remember to wear nude or white underwear!!

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Simple summer cami and classic short trousers.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal wears white with red lips and black accessories.